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Quote of the day No 94

Monday 26 September 2016

I remember one of the Oofs [Hough family] sendin a letter to ‘Granny’ Keys who kep the ‘Three Pigeons’ by the lock-side at Kirtlington ‘gen h’Oxford, Mrs Oof kindly let Granny Keys read it to the rest of us wot hadn’t got no letter.

The ‘Pigeons’ was really a n’ale-us [ale-house]. It wasn’t dressed as a pub. To us it was Granny Key’s Front Room and you felt you was welcome and could turn to her. Our Lizer turned to her once, full pelt, and buried her head in her apron. She’d seed a ghost-lady trailin along in the gloamin, ghastly grey from bonnet to boot. It was only a woman from the cement works comin along the lane in the dusk, covered all over in cement dust. All through the war them women did the men’s work, quarryin the clay, baggin the cement, they was just as thirsty as men after a long day’s work. But not many of the village people came along to the ‘Pigeons’, mostly us-selfs, boat people. It was set back a little way from the Lock with a little green in front where we children could play, and a lovely tree with a seat all round it where the men could sit and smoke and quaff their ale of a summer’s evenin while the womenfolk chatted with Granny Keys and her growed-oop daughters.

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